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a widespread system of tissues and vessels, organs are not in order spread out all over the body
start out as lymph capillaries, they join to form larger vessels, and eventually dump into veins in the thorax
closed ended tubes that reach into the tissues between cells, draws fluid in ( osmosis)
what is the function of the lymph?
carries various foreign particles such as bacteria and viruses to the lymph nodes
usually found in groups or chains, but not in the central nervous system, some are superficial and some are deep
located in the neck in deep and superficial areas, often become enlarged during respiratory infections
located in the groin area, recieve lymph from lower extremities and external genital areas
some cells after they mature in the thymus, leave the gland to function against specific pathogens
active artificial immunity
vaccine, artificially inquired, makes your body build up antibodies against the vaccine
passive artificial immunity
immune serum or immunoglobulin, takes care of it right away, your body doesn't have to build up antibodies, short term, it's passive because you get the antibodies from someone else
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